'Once Upon a Time' Season 4 brings back Kristin Bauer van Straten's Maleficent

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kristin-bauer-van-straten-once-upon-a-time-season-4.jpgNow that "True Blood" is over, Kristin Bauer van Straten has a little more free time -- free time that she'll fill when she returns to "Once Upon a Time" as the villainous Maleficent in the second half of Season 4.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the actress will recur throughout the second half of Season 4 as Maleficent, who hasn't been seen since she showed up in scary zombie form at the end of Season 2.

Since Bauer's role is being described as a "big arc," it's likely we'll get some more backstory for both Maleficent and Aurora.

"Once Upon a Time" Season 4 premieres Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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